12 Burst results for "Diana Matheson"
"diana matheson" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Last week the Colorado Rockies Ian Desmond posted a long and heartfelt essay on instagram about his journey to the major leagues. The racism experienced along the way and everything. He wants to do to make baseball more welcoming for black players. At the end he explained that he won't be playing this season. Saying that with a pregnant wife and for young children have lots of questions about what's going on in the world home is where I need to be right now. The Los Angeles Dodgers David. Price announced he won't be playing. Either and a bunch of NBA and wnba players including Avery Bradley Victor Oladipo. De'andre Jordan Natasha Cloud Renee Montgomery and Liz Kambasch. Have said that they're opting out of their respective pro basketball bubbles Stephan. Different players are sitting out for different reasons some because of health, some for family, some to focus on advocacy work some for a combination of all of those reasons. But overall, I find this movement hardening and I wonder what it suggests about how athletes will take on decisions about whether to play or not to play when we are not an pandemic, I think we saw some of that, even before the pandemic of Maya, Moore were taking a break from her career to do activist work to help a guy who was imprisoned on justly and was released. Her work paid off. That test happened recently, so it is heartening, and it does I think help. Athletes put life into perspective and career into perspective, but at the same time. This is clearly an option that is not for everybody. There is wide on these I think among players. To go into these bubbles or to play, we've seen that from players like Sean doolittle of the Washington nationals. There's going to be pressure to play. Some players have job security. Don't some need the income more than others so while I. think that you know this scene. Some players out sends a good message to players who have to evaluate their lives going forward. I'm not so sure that we're going to see a trend here when play resumes under normal circumstances. Probably sound like a broken record at this point, but always come back to this. If professional athletes with unions and collectively bargain contracts are ambivalent about playing under these circumstances, imagine the pressure of the college high school athletes must feel think of all the stories we've read of all these positive tests at Lsu and Clemson. And Kansas State and so on and so forth, plus you add in all the. Players that are speaking up now about sort of the I am basically abusive atmospheres at a lot of them working where they just don't have a lot of power to speak up and say what's going on. Surely those players have some concerns, any number of reasons whether it's underlying health issues being in contact with elderly immuno-compromised relatives, and we're not hearing nearly as much about them as we are. Professional athletes do have some financial security that others don't, but that's what always sort of I mean. If you're a player, and you can decide not to play. That's great. I mean that's. That's a beautiful thing that you you. You have some degree of. Influence over your career like that, but there's so many other athletes that don't and it just you know it just speaks to the large irresponsibility at trying to soldier on in the middle of a pandemic man yet that's a great point and looking at the NBA players in the wnba players I. Think is particularly interesting because the guys that I mentioned every Bradley. Victor Oladipo Andre Jordan have all made their millions. They're going to be losing salary by setting out, but they're set for life. Their families are set for life, and they're not in a position where they're forced to choose between their livelihood and their health and their families health but you know as so often has been the case you know these wnba players I think are put in that position in are making harder choices, and there are a lot of players that are choosing to sit out whether it's for health reasons whether it's for advocacy and activism as you know folks like Natasha Cloud. Are Doing I guess in one sense. They're not making barely anything. And so, what are they have? To lose, but you know that's you know I. Don't actually mean that. It's an incredibly difficult decision, and just like what you were saying. It's a decision that has been forced on them by leagues. I think by us. in some cases, not Joel Anderson, but by Play. By people in the world who are excited about these games happening who want something to watch who wanted distraction from all the stuff that's going on in the world and so You know there are these. These sorts of of tears and players in a particular tier of pro athletics of College of High, school are being put in this position where they have to cheese. Although professional athletes particularly mean the window for your career is really short. In most cases, it's really small, I mean the average NFL career is what less than three years now I think the pressure to play his enormous, the responsibility to play to your family into yourself to the people that have helped you come up and also the desire to play. Let's not discount the fact that athletes want to play. They WANNA be out there and weighing risks is part of their daily existence. As if NFL players don't know that just playing, the sport is incredibly dangerous to their future. So you'll throw on top of that playing this insanely dangerous game in the middle of pandemic, and not knowing what the long term health outcomes for just playing football period, but then contracting co Vid as an athlete, maybe a black athlete with a higher rate of susceptibility, maybe a black athlete with a higher rate of susceptibility. And underlying conditions like sneak sleep, apnea or Or whatever. These are really difficult decisions to make and the League's I think that are going out of their way to include the players in the deliberations and giving them the option of sitting out are the ones that are gonna look better in the long run I mean I'm not comparing the NFL to the. S. L. Here, but that League did tell the players look you don't have to play. We will still pay you for the season in various you player sat out, and in fact, the only notable players who sat out three of the biggest stars of the national team I actually was dealing with Diana Matheson yesterday a Canadian national team member. She's in her mid thirties coming off of a surgery last year kept her out of the world. Club and she said that she strongly considered not playing, but the way the league included players in the decision making. And the fact that she's on this team and loves playing are what swayed her to come back? She also said I don't see how anything but a shorter format in one or two locations could work right now without being socially irresponsible. And I. Mean You know you talk about like the danger so CBS Sports Dennis died had a report a few days ago. The talked about just the and this was just limited to college and I. Guess You know I'm a college head, so that's why I'm so fixated on that. If they played college football, this season under circumstances is presently are which is very hard to predict you know three or four months from now, but just under you know under these conditions with the expectation of how does the virus interacts with people that as many as seven players could die? You know just just from playing football like. Under these circumstances that we we, we risk as many as seven college football players dying in obviously, so I mean we've. Got To presume that there will be a similar risk for professional athletes. If they wanted to do it and I, I just keep saying this and I'm probably not being articulate or about this as could be I just cannot believe that we're. We're talking about this and I think the other thing. This is that we talk about this. In terms of just the athletes, the athletes are at risk, and so we've got to protect the athletes. The athletes you know health must be prioritised above all. Their other people around these teams that are not playing like I, mean their coaches is. Essential staff, who's like Dusty Baker is seventy one years old. Mike Dantonio sixty nine bill compete careless sixty eight years old. They're all at a high risk of. If they were to contract this virus, things could go really really wrong for them, and so it's like it's like even even if we think outside of the game for a second, it's just seems deeply stupid to do this. There's wnba coach Dan Hughes. WHO's not gonNA coach because he has a greater Aska at sixty five years old, he was also diagnosed with cancer. Cancer last year. There are other. Are there coaches who are not going to go into the NBA bubble circling back to what I said and my intro I think the reason that I kind of started the conversation with this idea that it's important for athletes that are wealthier and more famous to be making this decision to sit out.
"diana matheson" Discussed on WNBA Nation
"Falling in the middle of the pack finishing fifth. Gotcha, I really didn't think I was going to put your team farther ahead than you did, but if our predictions were all matched up thorns, be playing themselves. I have them fourth right now. I think the biggest thing that affected was expected to have a couple of draws. And I just think that's GONNA. Fuck, you know, Fudge. They're standing a little bit. I think the thorns and the Red Stars have a really similar story in this tournament in that they're both really talented teams saw a lot of. Off Season and then got really bad draws. Yeah, no, absolutely I totally feel you there. It's a tough tough spot to be in. That said that might actually be a bigger issue for other teams league in that. You can't let the seating. Speak for what how talented and how deep this roster is. It's GONNA be. A tough case for anyone that put putting a knockout structure with them so. SO YEAH BIKE! You've got them v I have them fourth Let's go ahead and move over. To you to the east heart of the United States, I mean. Everything's going to be played in Utah, but we're. We're going to add to the New York New Jersey area. Talk to me about Sky Bluffs you Mike. Reiss Sky Blue so hind a new general manager and a new head coach sky-blue took major steps to improve their standing after an eighth place finish in twenty, nineteen, with the addition of players, mccalls or bony, if he on a monitor image Earth's sky, blue increase, their teams, talent and versatility. Unfortunately, injuries will deprive them of the contributions of Carli Lloyd appraised Lasko in newly-acquired striker mouth you. Still, sky-blue have multiple players with the ability to play different positions allowing coach, Freya whom, to their style of play accordingly. Steve One of my biggest questions with sky blue is. Focused around coaching. And what lineups in formations will they use? How? How does the attack adapt to the polls? Where Carli Lloyd now pugh would would've been. Figuring again for that Setup Mike I. Now Pews definitely a tough one I think the Carli Lloyd situation. There's a lot that we could jump into on. General, but something that I'll say that I. Actually think is going to sound weird once it's compared to my overall prediction for the team. If I had to make a quote unquote Golden Boot. Prediction giving. It's Midge Bruce. Interesting. Yes, yeah I. I AM excited to see her in a situation where she can. Really, fully stretched in China and I think that's going to be a spot for her. It may not tied very heavily to how I think the team will do overall, but I'm interested to see where she plays out in general Leia. This was definitely a team that made some interesting roster moves. I think the question is. It doesn't feel like they'll be able to cash in too heavily on that right now. It may be a situation where we really see them. Play up to their level more effectively. You know down the road I I, think they made some good moves that for future years down the long haul, going to be strong for them. The situation there especially with injuries. It's tough to say. What's Yet. That's really unfortunate because I think sky blue. is in the process of turning around after years of. Neglect from the owners and you know mismanagement that they've now out cleaned house and you can. You can see the culture changes and the institutional changes and they they just started making those moves that will turn that club round and has been incredible to see I mean couple years ago. You had players. Were opting to leave the country rather than be drafted to sky blue, and now you know there are attracting national team caliber players like now pugh and Mitch purse that are saying they want to play there, and so it's. It's unfortunate that the injuries kind of derailed that. But I think there's still options on. I'm glad you mentioned. Mitch perse, because she someone who you know depending on what team she's playing for. She is such an incredibly versatile player that she can. She can be you know a an effective outside back she can. She can play strong defense. She can be an attacker. Straight up, striker. And someone like money Dorsey phenomenal skills on the ball. Incredible speed light. There's multiple players on this team even without. On those injuries ended. It is devastating when you know, those injuries happened just before the tournament. But. I think there's a lot of players that are adaptable so I'm very curious to see how they get used in the lineup. Differently I. You know I feel that same sentiment as I look at it. It's it's a tough spot to be in. Their drug does give them some room to. But in some action they face off against the rain than they've got you talk Houston, and of course closing things out against the courage in other there's. Potential for them to try to wiggle in some moves there, but you know overall it comes down to today. Have some level at temerity to to maintain momentum. Is this team that that? Does. that. We're going to start to see some level of blossom for them. And that's where I kick it over to you Mike. Where do you see sky blue? A sitting in in your rankings when these games are all said done. I wish I had them higher, but with the injuries I have been finishing seventh. This might be the single one that we have. A like I also have them seventh. For pretty much the same reason it's. because. A healthy sky blue team is going to be a lot of fun. When we finally get a chance to see that it's going to be great I'm looking forward to that. MIGRA down to two final rosters, and then we're going to finally reveal. Our are horrible our total. That's not a term. Her I mean there's hot. fiddler on the roof, different story, our overall results for the Challenge Cup. Let's talk about team. Give me, give me some skinny on you. See. Okay, so the royals were one of the two teams last year, too narrowly miss the playoffs by only four points ultimately finishing sixth on the off season, most notably saw the departure of national team to center Becky, Sauerbrun and coach Laura Harvey along with several player retirements. Utah will also miss the contribution of Christian press who opted out of the tournaments? These changes leave spaces in the roster. The royals are supported by strong midfield led by internationals Vero Ghanaians daughter Diana Matheson Disarray Scott. In addition, the club sign draftees. Sierra King and French International Manado Yellow. So one of my biggest questions with the royals is where does carry a Kelli O'Hara play with Sauerbrun gone on. There's questions in the back line and O'Hara is someone that can. Push the ball up forward and drive the attack, or she can be an effective defender. I want to see where where the royals use her and I'm also curious with press. Not In the mix will there be enough support for an amy. Rodriguez led attack. States as always Mike. At midfield is really interesting. I think it comes down to who do you put a lot of that own Assan?.
"diana matheson" Discussed on The Current
"We'll start off things will start up and maybe are pro. Seasons would be able to resume again at some point but we don't know when you're talking to the members of the team of us. Oh of course. I'm sure like everyone in the world right now. Where there's you know. There's what's up messages going. There's I message groups here facetime everyone. It seems Rome was more connected over the phone right now. Then we probably were a few weeks ago so we're always discussing. How are people feeling about all of this? I mean it's it's sports but it's also just it's real life and it's it's what's what everybody to sages point what everybody's going through our the people that you're talking to through the The what's up groups reacting to the changing us. Yeah it's exactly like sage said. We're no different from anyone else. And I think everyone recognizes. This is uncharted territory. And there are things bigger sports And everyone recognizes the decision to postpone the Olympics. This year was absolutely the right one for the safety of not ourselves but the people around us our communities the globe And then there was still that uncertainty or are the game's going to be cancelled. And you know what can happen for us and so it was a relief again that that it was decided postpone next year. But I mean we're all in the same boat where this is no one's been you know in this territory so we're all adopting again. What are you doing now? I mean when you're training Particularly for something like hurdles. Four hundred meter. That's hard hard work. Can you take your foot off the gas a little bit now Track and field. Athletes were kind of training nonstop all year. We usually only get a few weeks to a month off I'll be seeing still doing the best I can to train. I'm sure like many other athletes you know at home in home workouts I'm lucky enough to live on a ranch so I can you know get outside in my yard. I have done some hurdle drills in my yard which has been fun because you know this is where I grew up training. So it's kind of Nice being back home and getting the best they can but everybody were on the same boat. We're you know we're second our homes or stuck where we are so we're GonNa do the best we can to do at home or in-home workouts but you know right now it's just focusing on this pandemic and what we can do. Keep everybody safe and keep everybody healthy. And by the time we get out of this to Diana's point maybe it's easy sometimes to be cynical but big events but the Olympics. Draw people together and these games whenever they happen. We'll actually really mean something special to people given what we've all been through sage. I think these games might be one of the biggest celebrations. We've ever seen on her to be honest because when the game tap will be one of the first big events the world does to come together to celebrate getting through this pandemic together. And I'm really looking forward to that day where you know. I can see all of my friends from across the world who have met through track and field and we see each other at these Olympic Games. And you know just talk about the times we went through. And hopefully you know. That's what's going to motivate me to get through this and I hope this motivates other athletes to stay positive and keep dreaming of the Olympic Dream and hopefully we all get together and have a big celebration after this is all done. It's great to talk to you. Both stay healthy and we will cheer you on whenever the Games happen. Thanks again. Thank you Diana. Matheson member of the Canadian Women's soccer team sage Watson Canadian Panamerican Champion. She is a four hundred meter hurdles specialist and she is a member of Canada's relay team. The Twenty Twenty Summer Olympics will not be happening this summer throughout the nineteen eighty s a strange phenomenon.
"diana matheson" Discussed on The Current
"Coming up after that all eyes are on the International Olympic Committee to see if it will postpone the twenty twenty summer Olympics. This Canada and Australia said they would not send their athletes to the games less. Those games were pushed back to a safer. Dateable speak with a couple of athletes and the head of the CO. See about that. I'm Matt Galloway. Listening to the current or back in six minutes. Stay WITH US. Good Morning. I'm Matt Galloway. You're listening to the current still to come. The hotline for kids. Help phone is very busy these days. As many young people want to share their fears about cove nineteen in our next hour. We'll look at how you can talk to the young person in your life as their anxieties about this pandemic but first Canada's journey to the podium is postponed indefinitely for weeks. The world has been watching waiting for the International Olympic Committee to make a decision then late Sunday night. The Canadian Olympic Committee took a stand. The committee announced that it would not send our athletes to the twenty twenty Summer Games in Tokyo even if the event proceeds as planned. Canada was the first nation to make that call Australia soon. Followed many others including the Olympic powerhouses like the United States and Germany have called for the Games to be postponed and this morning they finally were with the IOC saying that the Games will be held no later than the summer of twenty twenty one. David Shoemaker is chief executive officer for the Canadian Olympic Committee David. Good Morning Good Morning. What was your initial reaction to the? Ioc finally deciding that the Summer Games would be postponed until at least at some point in time next year. Yeah I I think a sense of relief but also a sense of of appreciation that steaks to both the IOC the Japanese government to acknowledge What we'd been trying to emphasize with that. The emphasis needed to be on the circumstances in which athletes were preparing for these games. Not so much Whether the Games themselves could be safely held in July of Twenty twenty still some question as to when they're actually going to be held the IOC says it's postponing the Games until a date beyond twenty twenty but no later than the summer of twenty twenty. One what does that mean? I read that with keen interest as well. I interpret that as being you know likelihood in the summer of twenty twenty one But preserving some flexibility to Account for you know the massive complexity of rescheduling these games. It's the biggest event on earth. They take no less than seven years to plan and I believe the you know the Metropolitan Government in Tokyo. The government did Japan and the IOC Preserve some flexibility for the things they know today and perhaps the things that they'll they'll learn very quickly now this decisions but take it. Do you think that Canada forced the IOC hand I don't think of it in those terms. You know we. We quickly realized over the course of the weekend that we'd been asking ourselves the wrong question that the question wasn't could the games be conducted safely in four months but could. Canadian athletes train Today in an environment that was safe for themselves. Their families In Canadian communities we realize though and so as a result of that we we took the one decision that was within our control which was do we send our team. Two Games and And we think we made the right decision But we didn't do it to force it. Maybe that's that Canadian modesty though and saying you know it wasn't really are are after a our efforts at our actions but the reality is that you know up until the last couple of days the ISD was still in this fancy saying that these Games are going to happen in the summer of twenty twenty and you said through your organization that we would not send our athletes. Ed that certainly had to send a message to the didn't it? I'm sure it did It is with great pride that we did it in concert with the whole Canadian sport community. How led by an incredible Athletes Commission chaired by Shea Smith Vice chaired by Rosie maclennan and our shift. He'll Marnie mcbean who are conic Olympians Whose voice is travel far across this country and around the world and they were the ones that stood up and said I want to focus on the health of myself. My family my community. I want to tell people to put down. The Ball. Stopped playing and focus on On sort of eradicating this pandemic. How is this altered timeframe going to affect the athletes particularly when you think of training but also in terms of financial support were moving toward a certain deadline and that deadline has now shifted twelve months? So what does that mean for the athletes? Well you know they're the ones to ask and And I don't want to minimize how disruptive could still be for them but I think what they've all said to us is. Can we stop training? Can I folk? There will soon be half a million people on Earth That are infected with this disease And I think all of our athletes were saying please let us stop focusing on the Olympic Games. Let us stop focus on training and I think the one thing this announcement does is it? Lets them exhale and say we'll get back to trading when the trainings right. We'll figure out our our peaks and all of the things that we need to do depending on the sport were involved in But it allows them to focus on. What's most important at this? How do you think the IOC handled this decision? Other major sports leagues have been suspended for weeks now and the IOC again was still on. Its track to host these games this summer. How do you think it's handled all of this? Well I I think it's important to understand per the perspective of it which these Games had been planned for. You know nearly seven years and they were still to be. You know competed in late. July early August and so while a lot of other sporting events and sports leagues were getting suspended in a nearer term they the IOC was still looking at. This is something that it had time to wait and see And I do I do Feel a collective sense that we were all clinging to the Olympic dream. That that there something about you know. Can we hold on can we? Can we successfully stage these games because there there is something magical about them in and and you know selfishly boil? I would've loved to see some Canadian athletes on podiums this coming July But there are you know more important things than gold medals at this point. We love the idea of owning the podium but right now we had to put our athletes health and and Canadian public health. I A lot of money at stake. Though too and again a lot of people will say that the reason that the IOC dragged the set was because we're talking about billions and billions of dollars TV contracts in Sponsorship in what it means for the host city is well. How much does money have to do this? Well billions or for sure at stake but I. I'm quite confident that that the government of Japan and the I O C has just committed itself to investing billions more in a in a rescheduled games. And so I'd like to think that this was much more about the complexity of rescheduling of an Olympic Games. Which is just such a massive undertaking than anything else. David good to talk to you. Thank you thank you David. Shoemaker is the chief executive officer Canadian Olympic Committee as he mentioned the people most affected by the decision are the athletes and we're joined by two of them now. Diana Matheson is a member of the Canadian women's soccer team also two-time Olympic bronze medalist member of the Utah royals FCC. Sage Watson is a Canadian Panamerican Champion specializing in the four hundred meter hurdles and a member as well of Canada's relay team good morning to you both can winning Diana. How are you feeling about the decision to postpone the Tokyo Games? great I think it's a little bit of a weight off of athletes shoulders. I think the feeling within the C O C and with a lot of athletes is very positive that the IRC would come to the same conclusion candidate is and that it wouldn't be safe for the Olympics to be held this summer or even this fall and it's not safe to the athletes to continue training in the meantime so we knew they weren't seriously considering cancellation but it was in the back of the mind that you know you never know so. It's definitely a relief to know it's going to happen sometime next year. Do you think this question is David? Do you think candidate in some ways forced the hand. We are a well respected. Olympic nation having hosted Olympics. But also just in terms of how Canadian athletes compete at these games when Canada's says sorry we're not sending our athletes to the Games if they're held this year does that force the the hand of the IOC. David was hesitant to say that. But I think it did to be honest. I think the IFC was being very careful and choosing their words wisely and they didn't want to make a decision the soon But I think it was the right thing to do for the athletes so they knew today this week. They didn't have to keep training to be ready at the end of July. So I think it did. I think it did force the hand to some degree and you saw other countries step forward after candidate did and like David said it speaks to the leadership of the Africa Mission Shea Smith and Rosie maclennan are incredible In leaving things behind the scenes and the leadership of the C O C. Right now David has come in and done a great job in his role and Tricia Smith is the president of the CFC's. She's a former athlete. Who actually had to was part of the boycotted in Moscow so she. He's a very unique perspective on this and their leadership is in incredible so Jr. Did they make the right call in postponing these games? I think that I definitely made the right call postponing these games. I know it was on a lot of athletes that there was possibly a cancellation and I think that's what we feared. Most was another four years until we would see the Olympic Games. But I think it's a relief that all the athletes you know across the world although organizers you know everybody who's put in so much work that all that work won't be in vain and it'll just be postponed put in a lot of that work. What is it like for you? Knowing that that work it's not going to go to waste obviously But when you are directing yourself toward a specific deadline and that deadline was this summer. How are you feeling about the fact that that's been pushed back by here? I'm definitely in the same boat as everybody else in around the world. Everything's being pushed back. Nobody knows when they're going to get back to work. Nobody knows when life is going to return to normal. So we're on the same boat. I think it's definitely reassuring to know that I'm still working towards the Olympics. Hopefully you know they will be next summer. We don't know for sure yet though but I think it's definitely rewarding to know that this work hasn't gone in vain and I'm still working toward the Olympic Games In twenty twenty one. What about for you Diana? The right decision is the right decision. It's also a difficult decision for many people. How are you processing these emotions? Yeah I think relief? They're still happening for sure Disappointment they're not this summer But again I think so that pride that the let it And then yeah I mean every athlete will be handling it differently in this kind of on their own Jersey Journey. Sorry I mean. The reality is a Canadian team. Canada in twenty twenty one might end up looking a bit different in terms of lands you see on TV instead of twenty twenty right. Like injuries will happen. People come back from injuries. People might retire in the year. So you might end up with a slightly different team. I mean that's the nature of sport. You get lucky in terms of being healthier being in the right spot at the same time but I think with year hopefully to prepare for twenty twenty one. It's a way better scenario than athletes having to adapt now to get ready for July. So I think it will just be a better games next year. Maybe it can all be you know a light at the end of the tunnel and celebration for Canadians for a better. Twenty twenty one twenty twenty legal and so forth could cross your fingers for that. That's important practically for you. I mean the women's team would play obviously in the Olympics. But then there's a bunch of matches in the run-up to that as well and you're still in quarantine or isolation having come back from France recently. What happens in terms of those matches that you would have been playing? Are you going to be playing at all in the intervening months Well definitely in the short term no And hopefully within the next few weeks the Olympics decides the the. Icu decided to date for the Olympics. And then all the federations will kind of work back from men and making new plan. I think still the reality is probably in the next two to you. Know who knows four five six months? It's GONNA be like the rest of the globe. Wait to see what happens with this pandemic but then as soon as it's safe to train and play again I'm sure. Then that's when.
"diana matheson" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"You can't have it both ways. I think yeah. Yet, I think there's a few things like the brandy Chastain moment. I mean, I can't remember the time because I would have been a bit young to remember any pushback. But that was like Konak. And I mean, even in Canada, we kinda grit watching the ninety nine dollars. And like that is infamous and only in proportion to winning a World Cup on home soil, like do what you want there. I think I, I think there is. I. I think maybe from your comments or something I feel bad about from this that got Lona than I mean I know living in the US anything that gets blown up on social media is like a factor of a hundred kind of compared to anywhere you're living so that happens. But yeah, the pushback around it and just attention, I think, was for two reasons, one there's nothing else going on in turn it right now for the US like they played two very team. So there's nothing to talk about for a while they're going to win their group. That's maybe one thing you just need a story. And then I mean they do, they're just under constant Cruden, scrutiny all the time, aren't they? They're just they're always pushing for something that's much bigger for them and it's controversial, and they get picked part for it for a lot of things, they're doing, so I think if there is one thing that I don't feel good about like are semi my remarks all day. But the fact that it got blown back on them. And then you have to get, you know, Alex Morgan and Meghan repeal. No trying to justify their celebrations. Yeah, I'd rather we were talking about. Pay fight against the US federal, and how they have generated more attention. More love more goodwill and more revenue in some cases than their counterparts. In men's soccer in the United States. Diana, Matheson, is a Canadian International soccer player alas missing the World Cup. She plays for the Utah advanced to the knockout stage. Come on give some to Canada. Canada go for it. Candida totally underrated. I think the odds against winning are pretty poor right now. There's good money in betting for Canada right now. They're flying under the radar. They're gonna win their group and they're going to do well in spite of Diana Matheson, not being in the lineup. Diana, thank you so much for coming on the show. Thanks for having fun. Doctors are doing the best they can to fight cancer. The most challenging disease humankind has ever faced, but they are often limited by two damages understand patience three.
"diana matheson" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"In Paris on Sunday, the United States women's national soccer team beat Chile three to nothing to lock up a spot in the knockout rounds at the women's World Cup. Neither of those facts was surprising. So once again, the storyline was about how the US team celebrated this time instead of sliding leg. Kicks dog piles and choreographed line dances after goals, nine through thirteen against a bunch of semi pro and amateur players, the clever Americans decided to troll, their critics with golf claps. You may have found this to be a powerful and affirming display of fuck the world insertions, or if you're me a petty and defensive response to being called out for unsportsmanlike behaviour to help us sort through our emotions and to talk about much more from the World Cup. We are joined by Diana Matheson. She's played for Team Canada. More than two hundred times but alas is missing this tournament with an injury, and instead is relegated to the fourth states doing commentary for T S. And in. Canada. Hey, Diana, welcome to the show. Hi, thanks for having me on nine of the sixteen knockout round teams are set Canada England France, Germany, Italy, Japan, another Lind's Sweden, and the United States. Let's start with the Americans. They played two of the most technically lacking teams in the field Chile. And of course Thailand as a player, Diana, what do you try to get out of games like these, which are not really testing you anywhere close to the fullest? And then as an observer, what can, we conclude because it's easy to walk away from the sixteen nothing goal differential and thing. Wow. The US on beatable. Yeah. I mean, it's not always the worst thing to play a bit weaker opponent. In the opening game. There can be a lot of nerves and then to around the World Cup. So it's good to get eased into a turnament that set. I'm not sure the Americans needed to be eased in that, that much, I think when that group was drawn everyone, you know, around the world road, there is a little bit and new this result was coming. What can you take from it? I mean, the Americans phillix good. Everyone knows they're a strong team. And they've got so many weapons on the bench in on the field, and they're more capable than anyone else to blowing out a team. But I think nobody expected thirty thirteen nothing. I mean, the question marks coming into the tournament for the Americans was on the back line. And do you is there a risk of kind of getting complacent? Like at the very least we just have no idea what's happening with the American defenses because they haven't been tested at this point. Yeah, that's the one question Mark for sure. And I'm not sure what more they can do instead of, you know, try and stay tuned in all game. And you're in get forward when they can I mean, the US can throw their fullbacks for it, and the attack tons, and those games, although I'm pretty sure I saw Becky Sauerbrun, getting forward last game to which everyone probably got excited about never scored a goal for the national hundred. But yeah, even against the Sweden. I'm not sure how much you're going to be tested to be honest with the Swedes. They're gonna, you know, go like Rio independent more than they're gonna attack, then it might be a bit of a abrupt transition into a really tough, knockout round game. Which could be the only, you know, the downfall for this group. US rin. So the big surprise in that hermits fire. Maybe it's not a surprise as the strength of the European teams. And this has been attributed to the rise of club soccer in Europe and these big storied clubs whether in Germany or France, or Spain kind of finally at long last giving some money and attention to their women sides. Do you think that there is a direct line there? And have you been surprised by the strength of some of these European teams? I think I think I mean Europe's kind of been the strongest region for a while, and there's probably you probably put half a dozen at least other European countries. And that would also blow out Thailand. So there's a lot of depth in that region..
"diana matheson" Discussed on ESPN FC
"She played two thousands like into two thousand as kind of the end of her career with Canada, the second voice, you'll hear is Kaelin Kyle. She won a bronze medal with Candan twenty twelve just finished her playing career maybe like a year ago played for a bunch of teams across the end of the last voice of here's Diana Matheson, who's currently still playing for the Utah royals no longer with Canada. But one bronze with Canada in the two thousand twelve Olympics and the twenty sixteen Olympic. So here's the panel from TSN just after the US finish that thirteen nothing victory over Thailand. And the United States did exactly what we thought they would do in their opener. They blew away Thailand. But it was the way in which they did it, which is now, sparking headlines and Clara loved what you said, if you were going to blow away a team do it with humility, and they did not Meghan. Re Pino has scored countless goals on the international stage. She was celebrating like she had her first week and understand if it was the first goal like Mallory Pugh. But when you're Alex Morgan, too, and you're counting your goals. It was just unacceptable. I understand there's a goal differential race. And this I understand they're nervous about drawing Sweden later in the tournament. But. This was disgraceful. It from the United States, I would have hoped they could have won with ability in grace, but celebrating goals, eight nine ten the way they were doing is really necessary. I'm all about passion. And I think as a Canadian we would just never ever think of doing something like that we played against the Americans before where you have a player Christine Sinclair, scoring three goals, and she would never even think about counting how many goals she has on one hand for me. It's disrespectful. It's disgraceful. I just hats off to Thailand for holding their head high mean their first time on a World Cup stage. I'd love to be there to just hug them all. Yeah, the US is fully capable of blowing out teams. And of course in the World Cup. You're not going to hold back and maybe they have an internal target. They wanna meet or trying to break the record, but I mean it embarrasses the word for Jill Ellis. I think the way she was leading her team in this wall. So we'll walk to unpack. Neutral segment. Yeah. Right. I mean, we just when you hear it, what's your reaction? I wasn't surprised. It was Canadian television. And I wasn't surprised that it was Canadian players, former and Dina Matheson, the last one, you spoke, I thought did it in a way that was cerebral and not emotional. I think Dynamex Asan would have been in the World Cup. She got injured recently and wasn't able to make it back in time..
"diana matheson" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Alex Morgan team captain scoring five goals are girl, rose. Lavelle from W scored a pair of goals as the US goes on to destroy Thailand. The manager scored a couple of goals. It wasn't even a game. Really, what's opening round? There's a lot of excitement made some say too much excitement. So, yeah. So there's that aspect of this. Okay. Couple of things first of all, do to pool play in the rules that go along with the World Cup. You want to score a lot of goals. That's what you want to do. So they did. They scored thirteen and this will only help them if they were to lose a game, whatever you want to increase your run differential as best as you can. So that's why they continue to score the goals, there has been some criticism over how they were celebrating late into the game when it was ten eleven so you're headed to get frustrated because I know this is gonna frustrate ready. So this is a group of former players on the sporting news in Canada. So these are Canadian players. Clare rustad Kaelin Kyle Diana Matheson. This is them giving post game analysis on TV and their frustration with the American team. We're going to blow away a team. Do it with humility, and they did not, Meghan repeat who scored countless goals on the international stage. She was celebrating like she had her first, we can understand if it was the first school like Mallory few. But when you're Morgan, too, and you're counting your goals. It was just unacceptable. I understand there's a goal differential, race in this segment. I understand they're nervous about drawing Sweden later in the tournament. But this was disgraceful. From the United States, I would have hoped they could have won with ability in grace, but celebrating goals, eight nine ten the way they were doing is really necessary. I'm all about passion. And I think as a Canadian we would just never ever think of doing something like that we played against the Americans before where you have a player Christine, Sinclair, scoring three goals, and she would never even think about counting how many goals she has on one hand for meets disrespectful. It's disgraceful disgraceful. The Canadian standard me that same standard that they when Kevin Durant was on the floor that the fans were cheering his injury that same Canadian standard. Come on. This is the opener opening round of the US women's World Cup. They are trying to score goals. You just you just laid it out perfectly. That's the that's the idea here. That's the goal of of scoring the goals. The fact that there was I watched every you made me watch every one of the goals this morning before the show started. Everyone of the celebrations, I thought one maybe a little bit over the top. They're doing some sort of a slide leg thing kick, or whatever, on the other than that's come on just women. Be happy about playing soccer and scoring a goal wasn't even about women just players being happy. Right. So here's my point. I agree with you. However, I will say this. So my kids, you know, play bunch of different sports, and they've been on both receiving in the giving end of games like this where they just pound the other team or get pounded by the other team. If one of my kids, I will admit slid around and did that while scoring the twentieth goal to win twenty two over another team. I'd call him out on it after dude act like you've been there before. Why would you do that? I would call him out. So as it hip. Critical of me to say, oh, no big deal when they're slaughtering team that barely made it into the world. Again I watched every goal being scored. I watched every celebration as much as I as as was shown. I didn't see anything that rose to this level of Indy indignation that these Canadian broadcasters. Oh my God. Canada would never do this. I'm sick of being lectured to by Canada or Canadians. All right. Ninety percent of the people live in Canada live on the board of the United States. You know why that is because the United States I held a better candidate but take Canada out of it. If anyone made the criticism other than like this Canadian, former player are you angry at Canada? Or do you agree with the fact that you can celebrate whatever you want because they also celebrate in the NFL, by the way, people get frustrated by that? And also bet flip in people. Get say LB. Yeah. Some people do it always at a double standard. You don't get upset and this, but you get upset when you see I don't know Greg Jennings, do some type of goofy thing when you with scores a touchdown with the Vikings. All I'm saying is I didn't see anything that rose this level of outrage over this excessive celebration. They were happy there in the World Cup. They're, they're the defending champions. They scored a lot of goals, which is the idea of this tournament at this stage. If you goals in the Frank, frankly, that Canada doesn't like it. I don't care. You listening.
"diana matheson" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Easily. It's just one in the air up to right field hold toward the foul line near pesky. Just defense. Zara that's rounding third and he will score easily an inside the park hold run. That's, that's the easiest inside the park home run of ever seen. Scored twice. He could've the ball was still laying on the warning track. When Penn scores the run, she does the alpha gets caught up over the fence in the stands and Pence running out of the box. Yeah. He's that type of Bobby can I would have been on second base or I very possible anyway. So they wound up beating a Red Sox nine five last night. Phillies beat the Diamondbacks. Seven four Braves one Astros. Over the brewers. Ten eight. Chris Neil did it a home run? And the angels over the dodgers, five three. Cory Seager did suffer a hamstring injury in the ninth game. Seven Celica finals on the fan tonight between the blues and the Bruins was getting to is you guys were talking about the thirteen nothing World Cup win for the US women's soccer team over Thailand. It's right. So TSN up in Canada. I guess I'd coverage of this. And so there was Claire rusada, Diana, Matheson, in Kaelin, Kylie, I guess, or the analysts they had they took aim at the US for the way they were celebrating the goals late in the game. Here's Rishaad I this is disgraceful. From the United States, I would have hoped they could have won with ability in grace, but celebrating goals, eight nine ten the way they were doing is really unnecessary to show. In grace, the way that the Toronto rapper fans show tomorrow humility in Graceland back. We'll talk about our country. Take dad you Canadian. Yeah. Stay say the Canadians are above that stuff. I'm all about passion. And I think as a Canadian we would just never ever think of doing something like that. Caitlyn Kylie ahead. Yeah. How about Katie? Did you listen to boogie cousins after the game? Yeah. She said. Die. Thank you. One other from Kylie. Sanctimony for me. It's disrespectful. It's disgraceful. I just hats off to Thailand for holding their head high mean their first time on a World Cup stage. I'd love to be there to just hug them all. Oh, isn't that? Nice. Hug them all. Yes. Oh, what's interesting. Screw. Oh. If this was just on the web. I don't know if they did this on TV, but I imagine they did because they're showing the highlights and then what would happen is when the goal goes in and the celebration starts, they were putting a black bar over the celebration. So they couldn't show, I guess, Alex Morgan when she scored her fifth goal was going counting one two, three four five, and they like blacked it out. So you couldn't see it. Why? Because they thought it was that offensive. Yeah. One more. This is Diana Matheson, TSN, embarrasses, the word for Jill L S. I think the way she was leader team in this one, I suppose. Let's go. Yeah. Hope solo, the former goalie for the USA team took issue with Joe Ellis. That's the coach saying that she is, she really is more of a figurehead that the assistant coaches do all the coaching and the now these girls are going after the coach because of the way she's coaching the team, she's basically saying, no prisoners take-no-prisoners. We're going forward and we're not laying back. He's the are we in the same group as Canada. I don't I don't think so. Man. Because that'd be I'd get into that now after this. Well, maybe maybe at some point, they'll play them. Yeah. I'm hoping. So I'm going to a bar to watch that one. And my American sway. Oh canada. Yes. Pooping die. Go screw. Oh man. The jets introduce their new general manager in Joe. Douglas message to the fan base and finally to jets nation. You're getting a general manager. Those are relentless worker someone that understands a winning culture, someone that is going to strive to put a product on the field. Each Sunday that competes for greatness in that. I hope will make you proud. Yeah. There you go. I think that I think that's music jets fans ears, wouldn't you say, yeah. That's right. Right after that each of the beer. He kind of fits the fan base. Yeah, yeah, sure he looks like a blue collar guy that's ready to rock. Blue collar guy, you guys we were talking, I want to say yesterday the day before that. How Cam Newton, they're putting out the videos and Carolina because he's coming back from the surgery and everything. And here was Ron Rivera yesterday. He likes what he sees with the way things are going so far. He.
"diana matheson" Discussed on X96
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"diana matheson" Discussed on X96
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"diana matheson" Discussed on X96
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